The Best Things to Do at Universal Studios Hollywood!

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The Best Things to Do at Universal Studios Hollywood!
Don’t miss a thing!
There’s so much to do at Universal Studios Hollywood! Make your visit unforgettable with our list of things you simply can't miss…

Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter:


Universal Studios Hollywood The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


If you’re a fan of the spellbinding phenomenon (and let’s face it who isn’t?) you’ll absolutely love this immersive world. The sight of the towering Hogwarts castle will take your breath away, and acts as a picture perfect memory of your visit. Stop by The Three Broomsticks for an ice cold glass of Butterbeer, Zonko’s Joke Shop for souvenirs that will keep you entertained for hours and Ollivanders where “the wand chooses the wizard”.

If you’re looking for adventure try out the thrilling Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride that will take you racing through the corridors and classrooms of Hogwarts, before taking to the skies and soaring above the castle grounds. Look out for some familiar faces along the way too! For something more family-friendly, Flight of the Hippogriff sends you zooming around the pumpkin patch outside Hagrid’s hut. 


Go Behind-the-scenes:


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Did you know, Universal Studios Hollywood is still the world’s largest working movie studio? Embark on an exciting behind-the-scenes Studio Tour and jump straight into the movies you know and love! The tour is included in your ticket price and is something you really shouldn’t miss. Climb on-board the tram tour where you’ll be greeted by video host Jimmy Fallon, who narrates the journey in his typical laugh out loud fashion.

You’ll make your way through a series of famous TV and movie sets including the brightly coloured Whoville buildings from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the chilling Bates Motel from Psycho! You’ll get to learn plenty of secrets from the film industry and discover how they create the breath-taking special effects. They’ll be plenty of surprises along the way too including some special appearances and an incredible finale! 


Experience the incredible rides:


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Universal Studios Hollywood is all about the movies, and the fantastic rides here are all based on some of the most famous movies ever. From family-friendly dance parties alongside the Minions, to terrifying encounters with the zombies from AMC's The Walking Dead, there really is something for everyone. Thrill seekers will love the chance to fight alongside Optimus Prime in Transformers: The Ride 3D and enter a world of complete darkness as you try to escape the Revenge of the Mummy. There’s plenty for guests of all ages too with The Simpsons Ride, DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land.


Become a VIP for the day:


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If you’re a movie buff, you’ll absolutely love the VIP treatment at Universal Studios Hollywood. Indulge in a unique experience with special privileges and exclusive behind-the-scenes access, where you’ll be treated just like the stars. You won’t have to spend time queuing for the park’s top attractions as you’ll benefit from express access that will give you priority admission to all of the rides. Head straight to the front of the most popular attractions including Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Sounds good right?

You’ll also have your own personal guide to give you a tour of Universal’s backlot. Explore famous movie sets, the huge Archive and Collections Department which is packed with iconic props, and discover exciting areas that are not open to the general public! You’ll also be able to enjoy breakfast in the park’s private VIP lounge as well as a delicious lunch cooked by Universal’s executive chef. If you’re driving to the park, make sure you make the most of the valet parking and VIP entry too.


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Spot a celebrity:


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If you’re visiting a working movie studio you’re bound to spot a celebrity or two. Popular TV show Extra brings viewers the latest news from the worlds of entertainment, lifestyle, pop culture and politics. Filmed outside the studios, the show is hosted by Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez, alongside Tanika Ray and Renee Bargh. The Universal Studios Hollywood website announces the celebrity guests due to appear on the show in advance, so if you’d love the chance to get up close to the stars and get an autograph, make sure you check it out before you go. 


Snap a selfie with your favourite character:


Universal Studios Hollywood Characters


Get ready to snap a selfie with your favourite character with special meet and greet opportunities throughout the park. Join the Minions for a dance party, see what mischief Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are getting up to, visit Shrek, Donkey & Fiona, become a part of The Simpson family and get up close to the enormous Transformers! Both kids and big kids alike will love the chance to have their photo taken with some of the most iconic film characters of all time. See how many you can meet in a day!



Watch a jaw-dropping special effects show:


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Universal Studios Hollywood hosts 3 amazing shows that are all included with your ticket, and there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for more action, make time for the unmissable WaterWorld show that features jet-skiers, terrifying plunges, firefights and spectacular explosions. Voted the park’s number 1 show, this thrilling performance will be the highlight of your day. If you’re looking for something for the kids, head to Universal’s Animal Actors show, based on new movie The Secret Life of Pets. This is a show where the animals are in charge and they know it!

The outstanding Special Effects Show includes more show stopping stunts than ever before! You’ll get a sneak peek at how special effects were created for some of the most famous smash hit movies, as stunt performers recreate the illusions that fool the cameras.



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